2017 AMPS INTERNATIONAL Show

Show report by Steve Andreano

The 2017 AMPS INTERNATIONAL show was held in Danbury Conn.  April 20 to 22.

Well over 200 members made the trip displaying a near record 602 Models. The theme award was Watch the birdie; A model showing an actual vehicle or scene in a photograph.

Next year the show will move to Ohio on May 3-5, 2018 at the Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrook Conference Center in Dayton Ohio. The theme award will be Ooops: Modelling mishaps. With humour a big part of course.

Show Awards

Best Commonwealth

Sponsored by FineScale Modeler/Kalmbach

Winner: British 8 inch Heavy Gun Mk II by Charles Aleshire

Best Russian/Soviet

No sponsor

Winner: 9K33 Osa (SA-8 Gecko) by Scott Bregi

Best German

Sponsored by Sooner AMPS

Winner: Pz Kpfw IV Aus P H Germany 1945 by Todd Michalak

Best United States

Sponsored by AMPS Central VA

Winner: M27 Bomb Service Truck by Scott Bregi

Best Small Army

Sponsored by John Charvat

Winner: Japanese Combat Engineering Vehicle by Harvey Low

Best Figure

No sponsor

Winner: Taisho by Louis Coroso

Best Junior

Sponsored by Chuck Willis

Winner: Mark I Dragonfly by Conrad Chapman

Best Vignette

Sponsored by Dave Vickers

Winner: Purgatory- New Years Eve Assault on Grozny by Greg Hanchuk

Best Diorama

Sponsored by FineScale Modeler/Kalmbach

Winner: Escape From Falaise by Jerry Rutman

Best Basic

Sponsored by Mike and Sandi Petty

Winner: Repurposed but forgotten by Anthony Porcaro

Theme Award

Sponsored by FineScale Modeler/Kalmbach

Winner: Pz Kpfw IV Aus P H Germany 1945 by Todd Michalak

Best Master

Sponsored by Panzer Concepts

Winner: "The Cuppa Before the Storm" Loyd Carrier with 6pdr AT Gun, Villers-Bocage, 13 June 1944 by Michael Roof

People's Choice

Sponsored by FineScale Modeler/Kalmbach

Winner: Russian ASU 85 by Mike Trentadue

Best Braille Scale

No sponsor

Winner: Japanese Combat Engineering Vehicle by Harvey Low

Best USMC

No sponsor

Winner: "Tell it to Hanoi" M48 A3 med B USMC by Mike Trentadue

Best Wheeled Vehicle

No sponsor

Winner: Eastern Front Sahariana by Harvey Low

Judges' Best of Show

Sponsored by AMPS and AMPS

Winner: Pz Kpfw IV Aus P H Germany 1945 by Todd Michalak